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Death in
ancient Greece

Death was part of everyone's experience in ancient Greece. Many children died young; men died in battle and many women died in childbirth. The ancient Greeks cremated or buried their dead and often placed objects in the grave or made offerings to comfort the dead person.

The world of the dead was a sad and gloomy place where the dead lived as shadows. Many Greeks took part in mystery religions which gave them greater hope for life after death.

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